This easy pizza pasta bake features all of the pizza flavors you love in a delicious cheesy casserole!  We add pepperoni, sausage and green pepper but feel free to add in your own favorite toppings such as mushrooms, olives or ham!

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Pizza Pasta Bake is a super easy cheesy casserole with layers of pasta & tons of gooey cheese!  This is one dish the whole family will easily agree on, it’s pretty hard to go wrong with a Pizza Pasta Casserole!!

You’ll want to make sure you use a good quality  pasta sauce in this recipe…  and I’ve even been known to replace some of the pasta sauce with a small can of pizza sauce for a little bit extra kick!

This recipe is not only really easy, it’s very versatile!  Add in your own favorite pizza toppings or sneak in a bunch of extra veggies from your fridge and watch the kids gobble them up!  (If your toppings are watery like mushrooms, be sure to cook them first so your dish doesn’t become watery!).

Items you you’ll need for this recipe

* 9×13 pan * cavatappi pasta (or other short pasta) * high quality pasta sauce *

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Pizza Pasta Bake

A delicious pizza inspired casserole! Feel free to add in your own favorite pizza toppings!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 12 ounces uncooked medium pasta I used cavatappi but penne & rotini are also good choices
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • ½ pound italian sausage mild or hot, bulk or removed from casings
  • ½ pound lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ red pepper diced
  • ½ green pepper diced
  • 1 can 14 ounces diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 4 cups pasta sauce
  • 2-3 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 28 slices pizza pepperoni


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook pasta according el dente to package directions. Rinse under cold water and drain well.
  • Brown onion, garlic, sausage and beef in a large pan over medium heat. Drain any fat. Add in red and green peppers and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Add oregano, drained tomatoes and pasta sauce, stir well.
  • Place pasta in a greased 9×13 pan. Pour meat sauce over pasta and top with cheese and pepperoni slices.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes uncovered or until cheese is melted and pasta is heated through.
4.98 from 99 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 407 | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1155mg | Potassium: 841mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 995IU | Vitamin C: 30.8mg | Calcium: 335mg | Iron: 3.6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American


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  1. I ate this dish with green olives cut op and the taste was Devine. I am not a big fan of. Pasta but this lady used bow tie pasta and I can tell you it was delicious. She used spaghetti sauce instead of tomatoes” Yummy

  2. Made this tonight and it was a huge hit. I used half rigatoni half penne pastas. When using different pastas be sure to allow different cooking times for al dente. The only thing I might add the next time are button mushrooms. Otherwise, it’s perfect. Used Prego basil pasta sauce. Add salad and garlic toast!!5 stars

  3. Tried this for dinner tonight and loved it. Super easy to make and delicious. I skipped on the onions and forgot the oregano and it still turned out great. Thanks!5 stars

  4. I have a go to dish that’s almost the same. I use spaghetti noodles and pour a couple of beaten eggs over it to bind the spaghetti before adding the pizza toppings, which allows me to serve it cut in squares. We call it Pizzetti and it’s a huge hit at our house.  I will be trying this variation thanks!

    1. That sounds like an awesome dinner! I am going to try that trick with the eggs! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I did half pasta sauce and half pizza sauce but still did not get the pizza flavor I was looking for. Next time, I will use just pizza sauce. Loved how easy it was! Can’t wait to try it again!!!

  6. I just came to see all the comments about changing the recipe from the way it’s posted lmao. 

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  7. Ive been making something like this for years and my family loves it but ive never done it with hamburger so im gonna give it a try and see

  8. Hi Holly,
    The recipe calls for a can of tomatoes but doesn’t state the size, 14 or 28 ounce?
    Thanks and look forward to making this dish!